News British girl Madeleine McCann, who was allegedy abducted 03 May 2007 from the resort apartment where she was on vacation with her family in the Algarve

British police reportedly made the request to their Portuguese counterparts in a recent meeting between the two forces

'Very ugly' man is new Madeleine suspect

This is the face of the latest suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

British GT re-scheduled

The Donington Park rounds of the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series and the Avon Tyres British GT Championship will take place over the weekend of 18/19 July, it was confirmed today.

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McCanns to make fresh Madeleine appeal

Madeleine McCann’s parents have launched a new appeal for information about their daughter focused on the area where she went missing in 2007.

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Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular holiday. Today: a short-notice Easter escape to the Mediterranean for a family of four, departing on 5 April and lasting a week.

England release three for club duty

England have released three players from their Portugal training camp to feature in next Saturday's Guinness Premiership programme.

Madeleine McCann's father returns to Portugal

Missing Madeleine McCann's father was in Portugal today for the first time since returning to the UK.

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Detective set to publish McCann book in Britain

Portuguese officer who led the search for Madeleine says his account defends the honour of his team

McCann friends win 'substantial' libel payout

Seven friends who were on holiday with Kate and Gerry McCann when their daughter Madeleine vanished are to receive a "substantial" libel payout from a newspaper group, a source said today.

Shhh, keep it to yourself, the Algarve's great for a holiday

Get a taste of the coast's quiet side at this stylish resort

Spain accused of exporting binge drinkers to Portugal

The little resort town of Tavira, in Portugal's Algarve, is fed up with the hordes of noisy foreigners who party all night on the beach, drinking themselves senseless and then trashing sunshades, deckchairs and life-saving equipment.

McCanns outraged at failure to pass on details

A little girl who called herself Maddy and claimed she had been taken from her parents while on holiday was seen in a shop in Amsterdam days after Madeleine McCann vanished, according to documents released by the Portuguese police yesterday.

The Traveller’s Guide To: Surfing Europe

Forget Maui and Malibu, the perfect wave is nearer than you think. Chris Nelson and Demi Taylor scour the European coastline for the best breaks available

Six-year-old drowned in Algarve is named

The death of a six-year-old twin boy on a family holiday in Portugal sent shockwaves through his local community today.

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